About the book

The Girl Who Proposed , Elizabeth Smither's fifth collection of short stories shows this writer's brilliant insights and command of character and situation. The stories range widely in theme - happiness, suspense, humour and the working of human relationships.

'T here's such a range of moods in them- fulfilment, meeting and parting, solitude, endeavour, plus much mischief and subversive wit.' David Hill

About the author

Elizabeth Smither is a poet, novelist and short story writer. Her poetic style is considered idiosyncratic while it moves beyond the self-referential into the areas of legendary characters, Catholicism and the workings of language itself. As well as receiving numerous other awards, Elizabeth Smither was named the 2002 Te Mata Poet Laureate. She was awarded the MNZM in 2004, and the 2008 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry.


Multi-award winning Elizabeth Smither reached her largest readership yet with her short story, Kathy & Tim, in the best-selling SIX-PACK.